Puerto Galera Guest Friendly Hotels

 

All the guest friendly hotels stated in this list are located in Puerto Galera, along or within walking distance Sabang’s nightlife and girly bars action with one the exception: the Badladz Resort (which is just a 150 PHP motorbike ride away). These establishments are all very popular with like minded visitors so you won’t have any hassles bringing back a guest up to your room at night as long as you make sure she has some proper ID with her. All offer great value for the money and good service while the rates themselves can greatly vary anywhere from budget to 5 star luxury.

So where is the action at in Puerto Galera?

As far as Puerto Galera’s nightlife goes, Sabang is the place to be. You’ll find around 6 or 7 girlie bars (often self-described as discos) along the main drag with anywhere from 30 to 50 dancers each and numerous smaller bars along the beach. While the selection is much more limited than in Angeles City, being near the ocean is a big plus since Puerto Galera has some really nice beaches and excellent diving opportunities to offer for those also looking for daytime activities. Getting here from Manila by bus or mini van takes around 3 hours (boat included).

But just what is a guest friendly hotel?

A hotel that is considered guest friendly, bargirl friendly or girl friendly simply means that the establishment will allow and won’t charge any extra to take back an unregistered guest up to your room. Quite a few hotels in South-East have a bad habit of adding  a “joiner fee” to your bill and these can cost anywhere around from 10 to 25$ a night depending on their policy. So if you unknowingly book a non-guest friendly hotel and plan on taking a lady back up to your room every night then you’re going to be paying a lot more money unnecessarily or worst outright denied her entry. I have taken the time to e-mail them all personally to make sure about their policy and have given their reply with the hotel description.

List of certified Guest Friendly hotels conveniently located  near the action in Puerto Galera :

Room Rate Guide:

$ – Under 33 USD / 25 EUR
$$
– From 33 to 66 USD / 25 – 50 EUR
$$$
-  From 55 to 99 USD / 50 – 75 EUR
$$$$
– 99+ USD / 75+ EUR

** All of the pictures below were taken by actual guests and reflect what the room is really going to look like **

Tropicana Castle Resort $$/$$$/$$$$

Sabang Beach, Sabang, Puerto Galera, Philippines

 

As you first arrive by boat in Sabang, the 1st thing you to catch your attention will is that weird castle at the top of the hill. Welcome to the Tropicana Castle Dive Resort! I really liked the uniqueness of this hotel and the views over the bay and mountains are magnificent. The room was really spacious and tatefully decorated in the caste theme, big bathroom with shower cabin & bath tub, rooms also  have one of the best stocked minibars I think I have ever seen! Considering the room rate VS the facilities and overall hotel experience I would indeed consider it of good value..

Guest Friendly policy reply by the Tropicana Castle Dive Resort: “Thank you for your email and yes, you can bring unregistered guest in your room for overnight without any extra charge for you”.

Mermaid Resort $$$/$$$$

Sabang Beach Puerto Galera, Sabang, Puerto Galera, Philippines

The Mermaid Ressort is located just at the perfect spot! Close to the action but just far enough so you can enjoy some peace and quiet during the night. The service here was top notch with very clean and well equipped rooms: Safe,  Cable TV, Good A/C, marble bathroom, very reasonably priced mini bar that that allows actual use doubled by a nice balcony to sit and enjoy that cold one.

Guest Friendly policy reply by The Mermaid Resort and Diving: “Mermaid Resort’s accommodation is basically for double occupancy. If ever you will check-in alone and later you will have a companion, there will be no extra fee for that. However, if there will be a 3rd person in the room, there will be US$10 per night extra charge”.

Sabang Oasis Resort $$$

Sabang Beach, Sabang, Puerto Galera, Philippines

The Sabang Oasis Hotel is also just perfectly located just a minute’s walk from the main strip of bars but far enough so that you can sleep soundly. The rooms are spacious & clean with a bed that has a nice and firm mattress. You can expect the usual amenities such as:  A/C, in room safe, Sat/cable TV, mini bar, Wifi  and good powerful hot water shower. Pretty much all the things that made me feel at home here. On the rooftop is a terrace with a bar & pool which are a  great duo for cooling off after having a few San Miguel’s in the sun.

  • Guest Friendly policy reply by the Wild Orchid Resort: “We dont have any joiner fee policy. Our night guard may ask the name of your visitor to log it but thats all”.

La Laguna Beach Club $$/$$$

La Laguna Beach, Sabang, Puerto Galera, Philippines

The cove that the La Laguna Beach Resort is located on has a lovely beach strip right in front of it and is within walking distance to the action of Sabang (10-15 min walk). The rooms have aircon, satellite/cable TV, min bar, safe and proper hot water shower. While fairly basic they do have everything needed and are always kept very clean. Their bar overlooking the bay a great place to mix with others and has absolutely everything you’ll need. TV with lots of international channels, movies, music and a nice pool table to play a few games on.

Guest Friendly policy reply by La Laguna Beach Club & Dive Center: “Thank you for your interest to stay with us … As long as you will pay the room  rate, no additional fee for the extra person . Enjoy your stay”.

Portofino Beach Resort $$$/$$$$

Small La Laguna, Sabang, Puerto Galera, Philippines

The Portifino resort is located on Little Sabang Beach, a 10 min walk from the nightlife and noise of Sabang’s the entertainment area. The basic rooms (see pic) are a little old and could do with a bit of renovation, but they are clean and functional and fine for solo travellers looking for a companion at night. The 1 bedroom units on the other hand are absolutely wonderful. A cool place to chill out is the restaurant and bar area that surrounds a  small swimming pool offering lovely beachfront views.

  • Guest Friendly policy reply by the Portofino Beach Resort : “Hi Sir, Good morning. Regarding your query, there is no additional fee if you bring for an overnight but please be noted that it depends on how many unregistered guest are you planning to bring. If you’re planning to bring only one person it’s ok but if it is higher than one then there will be an additional charge on that. Thank you and looking forward for your visit! Kind Regards, Abby”.

Scandinavian Divers $$/$$$

Big La Laguna Beach, Sabang, Puerto Galera, Philippines

Scandinavian Divers is located on Big La Laguna Beach which is a 10-15 minutes walk from Sabang’s wild nightlife and girly bars action. I have no idea why this place is called the Scandinavian divers as it’s owned and ran by an American guy. Rooms are very clean and comfortable with  A/C, Satellite TV, mini bar, Wif-Fi and a good point to mention, the shower never had any shortage of hot water. There is a Bar, pool and eating area down stairs plus another one up stairs, named the Sky Bar which is also open air giving you options to chose between plenty of sun or shade with Music, TV and a Pool table, just great place to relax and chill.

  • Guest Friendly policy reply by Scandinavian Divers: “Yes, sure you can do that and we never charge any fee if you bring a guest. Best regards, Peter”

Swengland Beach Resort $/$$

Big La Laguna Beach, Sabang, Puerto Galera, Philippines

The Swengland Beach Resort is is an older hotel currently being renovated. Rooms are nothing fancy like in most budget accommodations, but they are clean with cable TV, A/C  plus ceiling fan as well. Bathroom is small but the shower’s hot water works. Resort is located in Big Laguna, about 10 to 15 minutes walk from Sabang’s nightlife or a quick ride by boat. Very good value for budget seeking travelers but make sure to bring a flashlight if you’re going to walk at night.

  • Guest Friendly policy reply by the Phoenix Hotel: “Thanks for your e-mail. A guest is welcome, no charge. Hope to see you soon . Swengland Management”.

Badladz Resort $/$$

Muelle Pier, Puerto Galera, Philippines


Rooms at the Badladz are great value for money, basic but very clean and comfortable with fan and air con, hot water showers and TV with a nice restaurant and bar. There’s also a dive shop located within the resort. Location wise, Badladz adventure resort is located in a quiet area of Puerto Galera which is conveniently located right next to ferry pier and at equal of distance from White beach than the nightlife of Sabang. A Motorbike ride will cost you 150 PHP to either.

Guest Friendly policy reply by Badladz Adventure Resort: ”Absolutely! Yes! Expected! Preferred! Encouraged! No fees and no need to register the guest”.